TROY, Mich., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialgist, a leading global source for Social Media Content, confirmed today a signed deal with Chinese Microblogging platform Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:SINA) to be the first official provider of social media data from the popular Chinese Social Media community, outside of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Socialgist provides social data solutions for the vast majority of the social media analytics, research and business intelligence platforms.
The Sina Weibo platform launched in 2009 and today boasts more than 503M registered users and logs more than 100M messages posted per day. Sina Weibo users range from individual users to large global brands, top celebrities, entertainers, executives, politicians, and advertisers. It's user base continues to expand daily. With all of their success in China, Sina Weibo recently announced their expansion into both Singapore and Indonesia with more countries expected shortly.
"Sina Weibo has proven to be a natural place for Chinese consumers to discuss the companies and brands that are important to them," stated Darren Kelly, President of Socialgist. " Weibo is now a required source for anyone who studies social media in today's global economy. We are pleased to again be the first company in the industry to be able to offer a credible, enterprise-grade solution."The partnership between Sina Weibo and Socialgist enables global brands to understand, communicate, advertise and participate with Chinese consumers. Socialgist provides standardization, normalization and structure to Sina Weibo content, which enables social media specialists to build robust, real-time solutions. Socialgist offers Sina Weibo data through multiple delivery options on a scalable platform that has been built to meet the needs of the most demanding users of social data. To learn more and to become a customer of Socialgist please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Sina WeiboSINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. Their digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA.cn (mobile portal) and Weibo.com (social media) enables Internet users to access professional media and user generated content ("UGC") in multi-media formats from the web and mobile devices and share their interests to friends and acquaintances. About SocialgistSocialgist is the first official provider of Sina Weibo data outside of PRC. Socialgist supports the largest users of social media data in the world, including enterprise-class social media listening applications, business intelligence algorithms, and predictive models for finance and research. Socialgist provides two core services, sourcing of specific social media data sources and data management. Socialgist secures and manages social data for the largest companies and largest brands in the world, so they don't have to. Their customers not only include both global brands, but also the most diverse collection of Social Media sources in the industry. For more information email email@example.com or visit www.socialgist.com. For all further media inquiries please contact Sarah Uhran, firstname.lastname@example.org. SOURCE Socialgist
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